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Topic: Axl Rose rockin' it in yarn!  (Read 4311 times)
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« on: September 03, 2012 09:12:17 PM »

Wow, I haven't been on here in like... forever. I've made a ton of stuff, but right now my proudest achievement is my Axl Rose afghan!  Grin I saw the cool picture afghans made by pixieval and peskypixie and the idea just wouldn't leave my head. I HAD to make a picture afghan! It took all of about... oh, ten seconds to decide who to do. We're a little obsessed with Axl in my house ever since my 4 yr old started wearing a bandana 24/7 back in May (more of that story on my second blog in my siggy).

My only other Tunisian crochet project up to this point was a colossal failure (had to rip it out and just do it in regular crochet). So why not choose something huge and complicated? lol Once I learned how to do the color changes so they wouldn't gap, it actually turned out to be pretty straightforward.  I photoshopped the photo to smooth out the colors and erase the tattoos because they were just indeterminate blobs. Sorry, Axl.  Sad I used knitpro2.0 like some other people have suggested to graph the photo.

I'm really happy with how he turned out! The only thing that bugs me is that I messed up a bit on the border along the top and bottom -- added too many stitches, which makes it all ruffly. Oh well. We'll pretend that's a design element.

Nothing quite makes my heart stop in its tracks to hear my 6 and 4 yr old daughters arguing, "I want to sleep with Axl!" "No, it's my turn to sleep with Axl!" It's just... so... wrong! haha I told them it doesn't matter anyways, because I get to sleep with Axl. So now they're pestering me to make them their own Axl afghans. It was really fun to do, so I'm sure there will be more.

« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012 04:55:28 AM »

This is awesome! Totally recognizable.

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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012 06:23:03 AM »

I've never used the "This Rocks" button, but I just did!

This looks EXACTLY like Axl Rose!  In yarn!

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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012 08:43:10 AM »

This is very very cool!!! Also hit this rocks! Can't wait to see more from you!

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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012 10:06:50 AM »

Thanks so much!  Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012 01:38:39 AM »

Turned out great! I admire the quality of your graph, and wow, do your stitches look good! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2012 10:20:54 AM »

So awesome! Great job, I wish I had the patience to do something like this.

« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2012 06:55:41 AM »

Love it!
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2012 03:53:37 PM »

hahaha so wrong that yoru kiddies want him for bed time Smiley  Great work - good on you!!!
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2012 03:45:28 PM »

Thanks, everybody! Smiley

Spikefan -- Y'know, amazingly, I don't think it took any longer than it would have to do a regular afghan. Plus, it was kind of fun to watch the picture appear. Although, I have to admit that I was having my doubts when I got up to his right hand (I worked from the bottom up) -- it looked like weird, alien fingers! Dh told me to keep plugging away and once I got up past Axl's wrist, it was all starting to look better.

Ninaprettyballerina -- I know! lol They also want dolls. The 4 yr old (well, she just had a birthday, so now she's 5) drew an Axl paper doll back in May and keeps it by her pillow. He's looking a little worse for the wear. haha

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